Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Students with Disabilities

We at the UW Career & Internship Center are committed to helping all disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent-identifying students find satisfying experiential learning opportunities and gainful employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, both on and off campus, which we hope will help answer questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations, your legal rights, and ways your employer can support you. This list is by no means exhaustive. We’ve also provided some sites where you can expand  upon your search for a job or internship and learn more about finding support in the workplace. Finally, we encourage you to schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of our career coaches, which you can do on Handshake. We are here to assist you with every step of this process.

Aspiring Docs Diaries: inspiration and resources for aspiring physicians

If you don’t personally know those who have been a pre-med and medical student, MD, or resident, it can be difficult to get a sense of what the journey of a physician truly looks like at each phase. This is …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
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College of Education: Majors and Minors Info Session

Did you know that UW’s College of Education is one of the nation’s top 15 education schools? Did you know they offer ~2 different on-campus undergraduate majors and an on-campus undergraduate minor? If you have any desire to learn about …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Which College of Education Graduate Degree is right for you?

Are you pursuing a career in Education and considering your graduate school options? The UW College of Education invites you to a sky view of the various graduate and doctoral (non-teaching certification) program offerings. Attendees can expect a broad overview of the …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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November 2nd Disability Virtual Career Fair: Connecting Job Seekers + Employers

 On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Career Eco is hosting a free virtual career fair for jobseekers with disabilities. More info from Career Eco below:

“Are you a person with a disability… looking for a career opportunity or internship?   This …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Class Act: Why a Career in Education Might Just be Right for you

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 26th / 4:00pm – 5:00pm PDT

Registration: The event is open to students from all class years and all majors. Register on Handshake today

Curious about a career in education? On October 26, Handshake is hosting …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Resources

Tools & Trainings for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

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Ask Jan: Articles & Guides
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential …

Job Search Engines for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide …

Job Readiness Workbook (Neurodiversity Hub)

The Job Readiness workbook, created by Neurodiversity Hub, is designed as a guide to prepare autistic jobseekers to:

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Students Guide to Disclosure in the Workplace

When you leave school and enter the workforce, you are required to share information about your disability if you want …

Accessibility, Inclusion, &  Action in Medical Education

This report weaves together the major themes shared by medical students, residents, and physicians with disabilities, as well as current …

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to assess an employers commitment

Tips on how to assess an employers commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while navigating the job search process.